Granger Whitelaw was born in the Midwest and spent many of his formative years in St. Louis, Missouri, where his family has established roots. He attended the highly respected Ladue Horton Watkins High School. After graduating, Mr. Whitelaw joined the U.S. Army. He performed his tour of duty in Seoul, South Korea, a place he looks forward to visiting again.
Granger Whitelaw attended the University of Minnesota, located in the Twin Cities, where he studied international trade and marketing for three years. Influenced by the art resources in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Mr. Whitelaw left for New York City to start an art dealership, Anger-Whitelaw & Co. Although the market eventually experienced a downfall, this first venture was an opportunity to follow his interest in New Yorkâs artist haven, the SoHo district.
Car racing serves as another area of avid interest for Granger Whitelaw. He founded Whitelaw Racing, where he invests in the teams of Indy Car race drivers like Eddie Cheever, Robby Unser, and Buddy Lazier. His passion for racing extends to his role as the co-founder and former CEO of the Rocket Racing League. The Rocket Racing League is based on a motorsports model, but instead of fast cars, rocket-powered aircraft race in the air. After stalled efforts due to insufficient financing support, the Rocket Racing League is poised to launch in 2011. Ever the creative investor, Mr. Whitelaw has four patents in his name related to racing ventures.
At present, Granger Whitelaw splits his time between New York, the exciting hubbub of financial activity, and Palm Beach, Florida, where he resides with his beloved family, wife Laura and their four children. His professional life primarily focuses on Social Media 1234, where he advises companies on the most effective use of new technologies and traditional strategies for branding, networking, and expanding sales. In his leisure time, Mr. Whitelaw engages in recreational activities that include scuba diving, water skiing, flying, car racing, and other hobbies.
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